Spring Training is finally upon us. Almost every team and fan of said team can have some optimism because hey it’s easy to be optimistic before the season starts. For the Toronto Blue Jays the optimism started in November with all their offseason moves. Adding the optimism from the last few months of the offseason to the natural spring training optimism that every team has and you get an optimism that is off the charts.
However, too much optimism can get sickening for almost anybody. If you’re getting tired of hearing about how great the 2013 Blue Jays are going to be and need some negativity in your life you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s look at all that could go wrong with the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays shall we. Just this one time then we can all go back to drooling over the roster and the real chance of making the playoffs.
R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle could all have trouble making the jump from the NL East to the AL East. Especially when you consider the fact that they’re previous home ball parks were Marlins Park and Citi Field, 2 very pitcher friendly stadiums. Now they’ll be pitching in hitter friendly ball parks like Rogers Centre, Fenway and Yankee Stadium on a regular basis in addition to deeper lineups for almost every AL team.
Ricky Romero’s 2012 could possibly not be a fluke and he could be just as bad in 2013 or worse. Josh Johnson, Brandon Morrow and Jose Reyes are all candidates to spend a lot of time on the disabled list. The Blue Jays starting pitch depth in the minors could get injured or not be adequate when they need to contribute in the majors.